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Population, land use, and environment : research directions / Panel on New Research on Population and the Environment, Barbara Entwisle and Paul C. Stern, editors; Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change Center for Economics, Governance, and International Studies Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
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1. Population—Environmental aspects. 2. Land use—Environmental aspects. 3. Human ecology. I. Entwisle, Barbara. II. Stern, Paul C., 1944- III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on New Research on Population and the Environment. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.
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Cover photo: Composite satellite image of the Pearl River Delta, China, from the Landsat Thematic Mapper (RGB432), circa 1992. Red represents vegetated areas; bright white represents new urban land; bright blue are old urban centers; and various shades of purple or dark blue intermixed with red are fish paddies or farmland.
Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2005). Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions. Panel on New Research on Population and the Environment. Barbara Entwisle and Paul C. Stern, editors. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.